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Had a UPT test, results not appropriate. Reason for wrong reading?

I took and tescos own brand pregnancy test today and the instructions were one line going down in the control window to show the test has worked and if that was the only line it was a negitive test and the other window was supposed to be one line going down for a positive. Well i got the line going down in the control window but the in the other window i got a line going sideways (the oppisite way to what the instructions said) i am very confused and feeling really down as i have been trying to conceive for about 6 months now and i am 11 days late.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
I appreciate your query.
The result that you are getting is inconclusive, because there should not be any line going sideways.
However, remember that few things can interfere with urine pregnancy test reports.
If the strip was not adequately wet with urine, or if you took the urine sample in a container that was not sterile, then result might be altered.
Reading the result too soon or too late could be a cause.
Some drugs also interfere with the result.
Rarely, a faulty kit could give an inconclusive result
Anyways, the option now for you is to visit a gynecologist and go for an ultrasound, which would definitely tell you whether you are pregnant or not.
Further home testing would increase your confusion and worry.
All the best.
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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